Many women with weight problems also tend to suffer from fatty liver, gallbladder problems, depression, high levels of cholesterol, or pre-diabetes. Unexplained weight gain is also associated with hormonal imbalance which is a very common problem among the women.
Each hormone in the body is like a key that should be turned into a lock in order to do its job. The lock is the receptor site and it could be affected by many inflammations and on that way reduce the effectiveness of the hormone. These are just the few of the reasons why the receptor sites might be ineffective:
- Too much grain from wheat, barley, rye, and corn products that are usually GMO
- Exposure to xenoestrogens-substances which mimic estrogen; they are present in the food, environment, and the productsfor personal care
- Foods such as meat, dairy, and eggs that come from animals that have been given some growth hormones
- Excessive intake of alcohol, caffeine, and sugar
- Too much fructose that is coming from high fructose corn syrup, tomatoesand unsweetened apple sauce,
- Sleep deprivation
If you want to reset the hormones, you have to make the needed changes in your daily routine and balance the hormones. This is going to result in a healthy weight loss and a new, healthier you.
When not balanced with progesterone, their imbalance leads to loss of memory, water retention, and migraine, as well as fat deposits in the thighs and hips and it might also speed up the aging process.
How you can balance it:
You can apply a topical progesterone cream to prevent the estrogen dominance
Exclude foods that rich in copper like nuts, avocados, seeds, chocolate, and shellfish since copper has been associated with estrogen and the women who take birth control pills are more prone to having problems with estrogen dominance
Always wash the fruits and the veggies before consumption in order to remove all harmful substances like fungicides, herbicides, etc.
Avoid reheating the food in plastic containers
Drink water from glass and from stainless steel bottles, not from plastic ones
Avoid using personal care products that have parabens and phthalates
Add 2 – 3 cardamom seeds to your soups, stews, and in the other bean dishes as cardamom can cleanse the liver that is pivotal for the balance of hormones
Take 100 mg of DIM, twicea day, with meals, to control the estrogen metabolism
When one person drinks too much caffeinated drinks and alcohol and also smokes a lot, the risk of insulin spikes is higher. In addition, an unhealthy diet and too much intake of fat could increase the blood sugar levels and on that way, speed the accumulation of fat. When the receptors are blocked, the insulin resistance occurs and it causes high level of triglyceridesandhigh blood sugar levels.
How you can clean the insulin receptors:
Take a glass of water mixed with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with each meal
In the morning, just before breakfast, drink warm lemon water, not coffee
Avoid adding sugar to the drinks, smoothies, and baked goods. As a substitute, use Stevia- a natural herb that doesn’t lead to high levels of sugar in your blood
Add bay leaves, cloves, and cinnamon to meals for a much easier metabolism of sugar
Leptin is the hormone of satiety and in case you feel hungry soon after a meal, your leptin receptors might be clogged. The problem could worsen in case you consume less healthy fats and more fructose.
How you can clean the leptin receptors:
Avoid foods that rich in fructose
Drink a plant-based protein smoothie half an hour after waking up
Black currant seed oil could help you improve the metabolism, fight off the inflammation, and have shiny and healthy nails, hair, and skin
Cortisol, which is the stress hormone, is activated when one is stressed, doesn’t sleep enough, or if they are exposed to EMF. Wireless devices could also increase the production of cortisol. High levels of cortisol were associated with body fat, poor immunity, inflammation, andsalt and sugar cravings.
How you can clean the cortisol receptors:
Drink one cup of coffee with a tablespoon of coconut oil and vanilla whey protein in order to prevent the cortisol levels from increasing
Meditate and do yoga
Avoid using electronic devices andwatching TV just before going to sleep; read a book instead
Thyroid gland problems could lead to depression, constipation, joint ache, tiredness, cold hands and feet, hair loss, dry skin, etc.
How you can clean the thyroid receptors:
Avoid foods that are rich in gluten and instead of flour, you should use arrowroot or tapioca for thickening
For bakingandcooking, you can use coconut oil because it’s rich in medium chain fatty acids thatimprove the metabolismand the thyroid function
Consult your doctor for evaluation tests
Human growth hormone
The human growth hormone is the one that is responsible for growing, as well as for strong bones and a healthy heart. Its functioning could be disrupted when someone consumes too much dairy, meat, and eggs and this could lead to body fat, loss of muscle mass, depression, low libido, anxiety, and high blood pressure.
How you can clean the HGH receptors:
Eat Montmorency tart cherriesas they are rich in melatonin which can increase the levels of this hormone
Do interval training since it can increase the levels of this hormone over 500%
Avoid dairy products such asbutter, yogurt, sour cream, cheese, etc. in order to stay away from growth hormones
Buy just organic meat and eggs that come from animals which haven’t been given growth hormone
Heavy metals, excess hormones, leftovers from medications, chemicals, etc. might accumulate in the fat cells and thus cause weight gain. If you want to remove them from your body, you need a detox. Let’s see how:
Soak in bathwater where you have mixed 2 cups of baking soda and 2 cups of sea salt. Then, wrap yourself in a towel and don’t shower for about 4 hours. This is going to bring the toxins to the skin’s surface and out of the body
Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water every dayas well as cranberry water as well
Include flax seed and Chia seeds to your diet, that is, 2 – 4 tablespoons per day
Use activated charcoal that can absorb toxins from the stomach